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Israeli authorities close Al-Aqsa mosque to non-Muslims after violence
- July 12, 2016

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Tuesday that following continued Palestinian attacks on police forces, the site would remain closed to visitors until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The government on Monday condemned the recurrent Israeli violations against Al Haram Al Sharif /Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem . The violence erupted amidst Palestinian fears that Israel is attempting to change the long-held status quo at the site, which allows Jews to visit the compound but ... (more...)
Southern Rail passengers to stage protest as services cut from timetable Southern Rail passengers to stage protest as services cut from timetable
- July 12, 2016

Southern Railway insisted the interim move was aimed at making services more "resilient". Her remarks come as RMT - which has grappled with a long-running dispute with GTR's Southern but recently offered to suspend strike threats for three months - said axing services was just a "fix of epic proportions" - since the "fewer trains you run, the fewer will be delayed and the better your headline performance statistics will look". (more...)
South Sudan president orders ceasefire after days of fighting
- July 12, 2016

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby also called on the leaders to assert their control : "We again call on both leaders and their political allies and commanders to immediately restrain their forces from further fighting , return them to barracks, and prevent additional violence and bloodshed". (more...)
Theresa May to take over as British PM on Wednesday
- July 12, 2016

She says the country needs certainty, not a nine-week leadership race. Andrea Leadsom speaks to the media as she announces her withdrawal from the Conservative leadership race on July 11, 2016 in London . "I believe I can", the former shadow business secretary said , referring to the process of leaving the European Union. "We should now move as quickly as possible to ensure Theresa May can take over as leader". (more...)
Virginia Beach's Gabby Douglas headed back to the Summer Games in Rio
- July 12, 2016

Gold medalist Aly Raisman seems headed to Rio after finishing third overall with a score of 119.750 despite an error on her usually trusty floor exercise. "I lost the joy", she said . "Gabby has good worldwide level and I know her personality and I'm going back to what she did in the past". "She is as dominant as Michael Jordan was when he was on the top of his game. (more...)
Narendra Modi meets President of South Africa Jacob Zuma
- July 12, 2016

The potential is enormous and together we seek to harness it", wrote Modi in the post. Modi's African tour will focus on boosting cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food. In his comments to reporters, Modi invoked India's old ties with Africa, rooted in "shared struggles and suffering under colonial oppression" that brought the two together. (more...)
Oil near 2-month low on economic woes
- July 12, 2016

At 3:34pm BST, Comex silver contract for September delivery was up 1.75% or 35 cents to $20.45 an ounce, bolstered by hedging demand, while the Comex gold contract for August delivery was up a mere 0.05% or 30 cents to $1,358.70 an ounce. The rising USA oil drilling rig count and cuts in bullish hedge fund bets on crude to four-month lows also added to the hard fall in prices. The market last week slumped almost 8 percent in its biggest weekly losses in six months and already hit a ... (more...)
State Department reopens the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails State Department reopens the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails
- July 12, 2016

Apparently baffled by such a specific response to a vague question, Chaffetz said that he would ask the FBI to investigate whether Clinton lied to Congress. "But I do not see evidence that is sufficient to establish that Secretary Clinton or those with whom she was corresponding both talked about classified information on email and knew when they were doing it, that it was against the law". (more...)
Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters
- July 12, 2016

Several hundred protesters outraged by the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota took to the streets of San Francisco, blocking several roads and freeway on-ramps to the Bay Bridge. "But I'm especially gratified that our citizens here in Louisiana, to a very large degree, have made a decision to protest in a constructive and peaceful manner". (more...)
Sheriff: Inmate shot, killed 2 bailiffs after getting gun Sheriff: Inmate shot, killed 2 bailiffs after getting gun
- July 12, 2016

Baily told reporters that he didn't have details of what actually transpired but that the gunman was killed at the scene. We will add more details as they become available. Michigan State Police have secured the scene, according to a tweet from Gov. Rick Snyder. Joseph, who represents the district, said in a statement: "What occurred today in my hometown breaks my heart". (more...)
Police officer and others shot at Michigan courthouse Police officer and others shot at Michigan courthouse
- July 12, 2016

He said the man was able to disarm an officer. Members of the public "went for shelter once the shooting occurred and courageous officers were able to come to the rescue and bring the shooter down", Bailey said at a news conference on Monday afternoon. (more...)
Philippines willing to share South China Sea
- July 12, 2016

China's foreign minister spoke with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry by telephone on Wednesday ahead of a key global court ruling on China's South China Sea claims and warned Washington against moves that infringe on China's sovereignty, Beijing's official Xinhua news agency reported . (more...)
India, Kenya sign 7 pacts; to deepen ties in security
- July 12, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, walks with Speaker of Kenyan Senate Ekwe Ethuro, left, and Nairobi City Governor Evans Kidero, center, as he arrives to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Kenyan founding President. Modi is on two days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered India's experiences and expertise to Kenya to help it fulfill its developmental priorities, in the sectors it chooses and the speed it prefers. (more...)
Jason Kenney has the right stuff
- July 12, 2016

But the focus was on uniting the right. "I'm sure that 99.99 per cent of people who want to go to my website just Google it". Kenney highlighted his efforts as a member of the Reform party and later the Canadian Alliance, saying if that party managed to merge with the federal Tories in 2003, bringing together Alberta conservatives should be a "walk in the park". (more...)
Hague court to rule on South China Sea as tensions rise
- July 12, 2016

However, we now have to wait and see what China does in the future, especially after the Arbitration Court's ruling. Britain's position towards the conflict in the South China Sea is generally best pursued in coordination with its European and worldwide partners. (more...)
The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, sentenced to 6 years The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, sentenced to 6 years
- July 12, 2016

She also spoke of the devastating effect the crime had on Steenkamp's family. A Steenkamp family representative did not take issue with the sentence: "The family has said it before they wanted the law to run its course". Pistorius was found guilty of murdering Ms Steenkamp by an appeals court in December 2015 . Pistorius , dressed in black tie, white shirt and black jacket, stared straight ahead in court during Wednesday's televised proceedings. (more...)
Over 29 Palestinians injured in clashes by Israeli Forces
- July 12, 2016

The move aimed at soothing newly erupted clashes at the site between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces, Xinhua news agency reported. She added that "despite the decision" police had made to close the compound until the end of Ramadan, "masked young Muslim men hurled stones and other objects" at the Moroccan Gate entrance to Al-Aqsa, lightly injuring a woman who was at the neighboring Western Wall. (more...)
Felix to change Rio focus after falling agonisingly short
- July 12, 2016

US players celebrate second place at the FIVB World Grand Prix final on July 10, 2016 in Bangkok. Dalilah Muhammad dominated the 400-meter hurdles on Sunday in the U.S. "That's probably the first one I've fallen on in over a month, so it's kind of disappointing". She suffered an injury this spring after she rolled her right ankle after landing awkwardly on an exercise ball, the AP reports. (more...)
Paul Ryan to Preach Unity at Republican National Convention Paul Ryan to Preach Unity at Republican National Convention
- July 12, 2016

Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. John Kasich of OH to drop out after the IN primary. If somehow the delegates are free to withdraw their commitment to Trump on the first ballot, it could potentially mean prior GOP presidential candidates would re-emerge for consideration. (more...)
Dozens rally in Boise for Black Lives Matter march Dozens rally in Boise for Black Lives Matter march
- July 12, 2016

The White House said Vice President Biden also will attend the memorial service, as will former president George W. Bush, who will deliver brief remarks. The protests erupted initially after videos surfaced showing Sterling and Castille's fatal police encounters. Sabrina Donaldson says while she wants change, it hasn't happened yet. (more...)
Obama to speak Tuesday at Dallas memorial service Obama to speak Tuesday at Dallas memorial service
- July 12, 2016

While Obama said it was unfair to characterize an entire movement by a few dissonant voices, he said inflammatory words could hinder legitimate efforts to reform the justice system. "We've had a hard week in the United States". Obama said that the United States and Spain share basic values and are "working together" at Rota because they want the people of the world to be able to live with security and dignity. (more...)
Girl power: Britain to get first female PM since Thatcher
- July 12, 2016

It means that by 9 September, Britain will have its first female PM since Margaret Thatcher, who left No 10 in 1990. Leadsom is now the Minister of State for Energy. Pundits regard her as being to the right of David Cameron. She said: "I am delighted to have won so much support from my colleagues". "She might command the support of party members; but she would already have been rejected by MPs, twice as many of whom would have voted for her opponent". (more...)
50 arrested Sunday at Baton Rouge protests
- July 12, 2016

Mckesson, who rose to prominence as an activist in the BLM movement during protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the August 2014 shooting death of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer, maintains that he and others were unlawfully arrested. (more...)
Venezuelans cross into Colombia as border reopens
- July 12, 2016

Venezuela is going through a deep economic crisis and many say they struggle to feed their families. A Venezuelan citizen is seen carrying a bag after shopping in Colombia, taking advantage of the temporary border opening in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, July 10, 2016. (more...)
Trump defending himself anew against charges of bigotry
- July 12, 2016

Some people said the star was anti-Semitic as it resembled the Star of David. Kristen Bell , who voices Anna in Disney's " Frozen ", slammed Donald Trump on Thursday for tweeting about a " Frozen " coloring book instead of speaking out on the police shootings deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. (more...)

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